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Love of omelettes

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I just love omelettes, one of my favourite quick and healthy meals, breakfast, lunch or dinner its one of those versatile foods and always staple ingredients in your cupboard. You can pretty much put anything in an omelette and it’ll taste great.

This is one of my favourites:-

3 eggs

6 cherry tomatoes – halved

handful of spinach

1 mushroom sliced

Salt & pepper to taste

  1. Lightly oil frying pan
  2. Add in tomatoes, mushroom and spinach, cook for a minute
  3. Whisk up eggs with seasoning and pour over, cook on medium heat for about 4-5 mins or until bubbling, turn and cook for 1 min more.
  4. Serve. Yummy!

 

Here are my other favourites:-

Tomato and avocado

Ham & mushroom

Cheese & Ham

Spinach and bacon

Haggis and tomato

Spring onion & Feta cheese

Avocado and mushroom

Sundried tomato and Chorizo

 

ALL · Black pudding/ Haggis · breakfast · lunch/ light bites · Meat Dishes · Scottish Cuisine

Haggis Omelette

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Using up my leftover Haggis from yesterday, I decided on a wee breakfast treat this morning and not only did it taste amazing it also set me up for the day and kept me full for ages.

For those of you that don’t know what Haggis is, it is a traditional Scottish Dish simply containing sheep’s pluck, minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt, mixed with stock, traditionally encased in the animal’s stomach. Haggis is basically like an oaty, spicy mince and a great source of iron, fibre and carbohydrate with no artificial colours, flavourings or preservatives. Each haggis maker will have a slightly different recipe, Scott’s from Huntly is my favourite one though. 

 

Makes 1

2 eggs – beaten

100 g Haggis http://www.craftbutchers.co.uk/butchers/index.php?ID=8&town=HUNTLY&county=Aberdeenshire&region=scotland

Handful Spinach

2 tbsp Beetroot Relish from Everything Chilli. http://www.everythingchilli.co.uk/

Tomatoes to serve (optional)

 

  1. Beat eggs together and preheat a pan to medium to high heat, cook until just nearly ready.
  2. Cook haggis in a microwave per instructions (normally for 100g about 1m 30 secs on high)
  3. Mix the Beetroot Relish through the haggis, set aside
  4. Steam the spinach
  5. Place the spinach onto the omelette and top with the haggis mix, fold the omelette over and cook for a further 2 mins. Serve. Yummy!

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Who says healthy food needs to be boring?

Looking for exciting new ways of making healthy choices fun and no better way than with food colouring!

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My Blue Marble Omelette with Avocado and Banana.

2 eggs

Food Colouring of your choice

1/4 avocado

1/2 banana

pinch cinnamon

 

  1. Whisk eggs and cinnamon together, gently heat through in a pan.
  2. A few mins before ready place avocado and banana onto omelette then flip over and serve. Yum!

 

ALL · breakfast · fish · Healthy Eating Ideas · lunch/ light bites · Scottish Cuisine · superfoods

Smoked Salmon and Avocado Omelette with Avocado Ranch Dressing

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Oh so yummy lunch today or as I call it Superfood Sunday! Having some Avocado Ranch dressing https://cookingwithluce.wordpress.com/2016/05/21/avocado-ranch-dressing/ left from yesterdays lunch and my determination to do well at the Jamie Oliver Food Revolution Omelette challenge http://www.jamiesfoodrevolution.org/news/the-food-revolution-international-omelette-challenge/  the 2 went hand in hand, the dressing added a lovely we extra zing to the omelette.

 

Makes 1

2 eggs

Small handful of grated cheddar cheese

1 slice of smoked fresh salmon

1/4 Avocado sliced thinly

Salt & pepper

1 tbsp avocado dressing (recipe above on link)

 

  1. Whisk eggs and season with salt & pepper
  2. Heat pan to medium to high heat and lightly spray with low fat oil.
  3. Pour in egg mixture and cook for about 4-5 mins until cooked underneath but still slightly running on top
  4. Place smoked salmon and avocado on  1 side, fold over omelette and cook for further couple of mins.  20160522_131831
  5. Serve with ranch dressing. Yummy!

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Boil in the Bag Omelette!

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Well…I have to say when I read about this I was a bit uncertain, but as per usual my curiosity got the better of me…….well what can I say…..it just went and worked didn’t it! A perfect folded omelette! Here goes:-

 

Makes 1 

2 small to medium Eggs (if using large you may need to increase cooking time.)

1 Ziplock Bag – good one (cheap one might leak)

1 chopped mushroom

1 sliced small tomato

Handful of grated cheese

Salt & Pepper to taste

Spray oil

 

  1. Spray inside the bag with oil to prevent from sticking.                                                                        20160522_084730
  2. Crack the eggs in….no need to whisk up.                                                                                                            20160522_085102
  3. Add in your ingredients…..of course you can add anything you like, I made it simple yet tasty.          20160522_085342
  4. Gently rub with your hands to coat all round and break the yolks. Remove any air from the bag gently and seal. 20160522_085605
  5. Bring a large pan of water to the boil and place bag in and boil rapidly for 8 minutes. Then reduce to a simmer for about 2-3 minutes.                                                                                                                          20160522_085802
  6. Gently remove and open bag, roll onto a plate and serve…….oh WOW!

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ALL · Black pudding/ Haggis · breakfast · Healthy Eating Ideas · Scottish Cuisine · superfoods

Wee Scottish Brekkie Omelette (Healthier edition)

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I love a full cooked Scottish breakfast but I also like to eat healthy……this little creation is only 240 calories and about 6g fat……you still get the full flavour without the guilty feeling. A win win all round. I just love breakfast times.

I source all my ingredients locally so everything is fresh and super tasty!  Not joined a Food Assembly near you  yet, sign up here:-

https://thefoodassembly.com/en

I’m also following Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution and oh yes this is my omelette challenge entry too! Haven’t signed up yet? Here is the link below.

http://www.jamiesfoodrevolution.org/

 

Makes 1 omelette

2 eggs

2 slices of Black Pudding

1 rasher of low fat smoked bacon

1 mushroom

2 cherry tomatoes

Salt & Pepper to taste

1 Tbsp of baked beans

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  1. Heat some low fat cooking spray oil in a pan and lightly fry black pudding (6 mins), bacon (3 mins), mushroom and tomatoes (2-3 mins).                                                                                 20160521_094035
  2. Beat eggs together, add in salt & pepper, heat oil in a pan and cook omelette until slightly running on top still.20160521_094452
  3. Add in the filling above and cook for further 1 min, then fold and serve with some baked beans. Yummy! 20160521_094730

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Spinach omelette

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Excellent Low Fat Low Calorie Brekkie or lunch (160 cal)

2 medium eggs

handful of spinach

1/2 small onion chopped finely

pinch of Nutmeg

 

lightly spray pan with spray oil and heat to high setting, on Induction level 8

Throw in chopped onion and brown, then add in spinach and cook until slightly wilted

whisk eggs and pour into pan

sprinkle Nutmeg and cooked for few minutes on each side

serve….yummy.